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  • I openly drink Heineken beer.

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  • I only drink Heineken in the privacy of my home ... the neighbours must never know :O

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  • They all taste the same to me.

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  • Tastes like skunk urine to me.

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    Dissin' on Heineken ... what's up with dat, eh???

    OK, as a Canadian, eh? ... which naturally makes me an expert on beers, I've got to ask ... 'why the hate for Heineken beer'?

    During the summer, I usually drink lagers for their refreshment, and switch to ales for the winter. My three summer favourites are:

    Canadian
    Labatt's Blue
    and Heineken

    All three are refreshing and similarly tasting lagers ... at least to my well-developed taste buds

    So what's up Foo, why no love for Heineken???

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    I don't have much love for lager at all these days, they're usually served ice cold because if they warm up you might taste them and that's a pretty dismal thought. At a friend's party recently I had a half of Carlsberg because lager was all that was available in halves, and I didn't want a full pint because I was driving. As soon as the Carlsberg touched my mouth I remembered why I hadn't drunk lager for a while. I also remembered why I prefer to walk to parties where I'll want a drink, so I've got the option of drinking something that tastes good.

    I find in the summer I drink lighter ales, something like Badger's Golden Champion which is almost fruity. In the winter I tend to drink heavier ales, porters and darker beers. That said earlier this week I was drinking a rather fine porter in the sun with a couple of friends.
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    Heineken is one of my favorites. I've tried other ales and none that I have tried can really compare the a Heine.
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    Personally I prefer Becks, but will take the offending Heineken that others scorn.

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    Switch to a fixie and drink PBR

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    Don't know Alfie. I just don't have a taste for it. I like IPA's so tend to stick to them supplemented by Guinness. I don't know what skunk piss tastes like but Heindlicken tastes like skunk spray smells.

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    Way too many good local craft beers to bother with mass produced beer.

    In fact there's a resurgence of something my mother said my grandfather used to do. Take a container, a "growler", down to a store that has beer on tap to fill up for the evening's consumption. A new place just opened here with 40 taps featuring a constantly changing craft beer line-up.

    That said, I did buy a 6-pack of New Belgium Summer Ale to take to a 4th of July party. It was quite good.
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    ^ this.
    And I'd prefer real Heineken. The stuff we have in the States differs greatly.

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    I voted, openly drink Heineken. I would also publicly drink a PBR, Bud, hell maybe even a Coors Lite.
    It all taste like crap to me. Admittedly some crap taste way better than other crap. Heineken is mid-shelf crap.

    15 thousand years of brewing drink, Coca-Cola is about the best mankind has done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Way too many good local craft beers to bother with mass produced beer.

    In fact there's a resurgence of something my mother said my grandfather used to do. Take a container, a "growler", down to a store that has beer on tap to fill up for the evening's consumption. A new place just opened here with 40 taps featuring a constantly changing craft beer line-up.

    That said, I did buy a 6-pack of New Belgium Summer Ale to take to a 4th of July party. It was quite good.
    A friend of mine is trying to talk me into going in with him opening a growler store in Dahlonega.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    A friend of mine is trying to talk me into going in with him opening a growler store in Dahlonega.
    Let me know if you come down to http://www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Let me know if you come down to http://www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com/
    Oh, god yes. That's totally worth a day.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Well, switched to wine years ago, takes up less room, but... beers had to be tasty enough to drink @ room temp, if it's GOT to be cold...it really sucks
    jmho

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursle View Post
    beers had to be tasty enough to drink @ room temp, if it's GOT to be cold...it really sucks
    jmho
    That's quite reasonable.
    I hold wine to the same standard.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Respectfully,

    Founder's "All Day IPA"
    Bayerische Bahnhof "Gose"
    Brooklyn Brewery "Sorachi Ace" and "East India Pale Ale"
    La Chouffe "Houblon Chouffe"
    Maine Beer Company "Zoe" and "Mo"
    Fritz Briem "PiwoGrodziskie"
    Sierra Nevada "Pale Ale" and "Hoptimum"
    Schwelmer "Pils" and "Alt"
    White Birch "Hop Session"
    The Alchemist "Heady Topper"

    Many other fine selections from those breweries, and others like Harpoon, Goose Island, Flying Dog, Green Flash, Stone, Heavy Seas, Sixpoint...

    That crappy mass-produced hop-extract-and-rice-using green-and-clear-bottle headache-and-tummyache-inducing swill, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatherAlabaster View Post
    Respectfully,

    Founder's "All Day IPA"
    Bayerische Bahnhof "Gose"
    Brooklyn Brewery "Sorachi Ace" and "East India Pale Ale"
    La Chouffe "Houblon Chouffe"
    Maine Beer Company "Zoe" and "Mo"
    Fritz Briem "PiwoGrodziskie"
    Sierra Nevada "Pale Ale" and "Hoptimum"
    Schwelmer "Pils" and "Alt"
    White Birch "Hop Session"
    The Alchemist "Heady Topper"

    Many other fine selections from those breweries, and others like Harpoon, Goose Island, Flying Dog, Green Flash, Stone, Heavy Seas, Sixpoint...

    That crappy mass-produced hop-extract-and-rice-using green-and-clear-bottle headache-and-tummyache-inducing swill, no.
    But let me tell you, honestly and straight, after an hour and a half ride; followed by three quarters of an hour mowing my lawn with a push mower in 90 degree F and 78% humidity an ice, and I mean ice cold PBR is killer. Or two.

    I practically cut my teeth on PBR. I'll never denigrate it. I might not choose to drink it, but hey, when it was cheap and I was poor, it was GOOD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I voted, openly drink Heineken. I would also publicly drink a PBR, Bud, hell maybe even a Coors Lite.
    It all taste like crap to me. Admittedly some crap taste way better than other crap. Heineken is mid-shelf crap.

    15 thousand years of brewing drink, Coca-Cola is about the best mankind has done.
    I love Coke too ... to the point where I had to stop buying it. Lost 20lbs since I stopped drinking the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Don't know Alfie. I just don't have a taste for it. I like IPA's so tend to stick to them supplemented by Guinness. I don't know what skunk piss tastes like but Heindlicken tastes like skunk spray smells.
    IPA's are good. Guinness is one of my winter beers. Can't go wrong with a Guinness. But for summer, I need something more refreshing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatherAlabaster View Post

    That crappy mass-produced hop-extract-and-rice-using green-and-clear-bottle headache-and-tummyache-inducing swill, no.
    Sooo, you're neutral on Heineken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    I love Coke too ... to the point where I had to stop buying it. Lost 20lbs since I stopped drinking the stuff.
    Luckily for me I'm under weight and my father is a dentist.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    ^You have it good...!

    I'm getting more overweight the more I stay home with my kid, and my wife is an optometrist.

    So I can see just how fat I really am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I practically cut my teeth on PBR. I'll never denigrate it. I might not choose to drink it, but hey, when it was cheap and I was poor, it was GOOD.
    That's exactly how I used to feel about Ballantine. But a 22 of it used to be 75 cents and now it's like $2.50.

    What really bums me out is how easy it is to pound a couple of bottles of wine...

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    ^^^Less gassy and, well, your boss did equate it to water at some wedding.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    But let me tell you, honestly and straight, after an hour and a half ride; followed by three quarters of an hour mowing my lawn with a push mower in 90 degree F and 78% humidity an ice, and I mean ice cold PBR is killer. Or two.

    I practically cut my teeth on PBR. I'll never denigrate it. I might not choose to drink it, but hey, when it was cheap and I was poor, it was GOOD.
    PBR is my control sample...a good way to reset the taste buds, then flood them with a genuinely respectable beer. Can't drink the good $tuff all the time or you don't appreciate its awesomeness.

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    heineken?! f that s***!! pabst blue ribbon!!

    jeffrey and i openly drink heineken. if you're in a posh place and don't want to mess with the wait or expense of ordering the perfect drink, a heineken does the trick.

    or if you're flying ...


    though i usually drink tall boy olys (olympia), 'cause i'm cheap like that.

    favorites (when celebrating) are fullers esb and moretti la rossa. both are delicious and full of alcohol.

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